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Photos: Cable Business Services NYC
Slide Shows | 11/30/2012

Cox, Comcast, and others highlight our visual coverage of the cable business services event that happened this week in New York City

Cable Banks on Business Services
LRTV Interviews | 11/30/2012

Heavy Reading's Alan Breznick says cable's haul of the business services market is set to eclipse $7B in 2012, but that still represents a small piece of the overall take

Rogers Exec Urges Cable to Interconnect
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/30/2012

Reaching the enterprise market requires a larger footprint with more routine links among networks, but the idea is getting mixed reviews so far

Cisco Pledges SDN Openness With Cariden
News Analysis | 11/30/2012

Laugh if you will, but Cisco insists it's been 'open' about SDN and will stay that way after its latest acquisition

Rogers VC Splashes Cash on ITV Startup
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/30/2012

Also: Espial eats ANT for $8M, Redbox/Verizon pricing and packaging details emerge, and Carlos Slim goes up against Netflix

Is Orange Really Innovating?
News Analysis | 11/30/2012

France Telecom-Orange has unveiled a package of 'major innovations' for its customers – but what counts as innovation these days?

Ethernet Executive Council Q&A: Inteliquent
Ethernet Executive Council | 11/30/2012

11:00 AM Heavy Reading's Ethernet expert interviews Inteliquent's Jeff Beer and Paolo Gambini

Kapsch Cries Foul Over Huawei
EuroBlog | 11/30/2012

8:15 AM Austrian vendor is 'not amused' with copied marketing materials

Euronews: Internet Blackout in Syria
News Analysis | 11/30/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telecom Italia says no to Sawiris; tough times in Portugal

Comcast: 'The Cloud Changes Everything'
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/29/2012

Tying cloud-based services with fast broadband pipes is transforming Comcast's commerical service strategy, says Comcast Business exec Kevin O'Toole

Cable Needs to Build on Business Voice Success
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/29/2012

Voice revenues are strong, but now is the time to step up the sale of advanced video conferencing and cloud-based services to business customers

Optical SDN Gets a Test Run
News Analysis | 11/29/2012

The proposed Open Transport Switch gets a trial run from Infinera and ESnet, bringing software-defined networking to the optical layer

Cox Business Plots Path to $2B in Revenues
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/29/2012

Cox will focus on four key areas to hit its next revenue goal in 2016 and set the stage for other growth strategies, including acquisitions

Stemming the Tide of SMS Spam
LRTV Interviews | 11/29/2012

Mobile operators need to educate their customers about how they can identify, deal with and report SMS spam, says Cloudmark CTO Neil Cook

Money Matters at Telefonica Digital
EuroBlog | 11/29/2012

10:50 AM The Spanish telco's Digital division has made another startup investment and furthered its mobile money strategy in Brazil

Cisco to Spend $141M for More SDN Help
News Analysis | 11/29/2012

The acquisition of a 12-year-old, profitable software company gives Cisco more IP and optical management tools that could boost its software-defined networking strategy

Comcast's IP-Only Set-Top Unveiled
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/29/2012

Also: Verizon settlement helps TiVo swing a healthy Q3 profit; FCC extends HD set-top deadline; Sigma Systems rolls out its CloudBroker

Verizon: Forget Mobility, Protect the Data
LRTV Interviews | 11/29/2012

Providing security starts with identifying the data you want to protect, says Omar Khawaja of Verizon Global Security

Cable's Cut of the Biz Services Pie to Eclipse $7B
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/29/2012

Business services revenues for US cable operators are growing at $1B per year, according to Heavy Reading

Photos: Mobile Network Security NYC
Slide Shows | 11/29/2012

Speakers from AT&T, Juniper, Ixia, Cloudmark, ATIS, Arbor Networks and others gather for a look at mobile network security in New York City

All Security Is Mobile
LRTV Interviews | 11/29/2012

Heavy Reading's Patrick Donegan explains how it's impossible to separate mobile from non-mobile services when it comes to security

Euronews: AlcaLu's New BT Experience
News Analysis | 11/29/2012

In today's news queue: Alcatel-Lucent at BT; Huawei bonds with FastWeb; Swisscom's 4G; and Telefónica Digital's latest investment

Attack Bots: The Social Media Threat to 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/28/2012

Panelists at Wednesday's LR Live mobile security event suspect that a 'hacktivist' attack mobilizing social media fans against a 4G network operators is just a matter of time

Wireless Networks Have Growing Hacker Appeal
News Analysis | 11/28/2012

The wireless industry can't get complacent just because major attacks haven't happened. They're coming, says one Heavy Reading analyst

AT&T: Security Needs to Out-Innovate Hackers
News Analysis | 11/28/2012

Security efforts to date have mostly reacted to attacks by hackers and that needs to change, says AT&T security exec

Sprint's 4G LTE: The Numbers Game
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/28/2012

With 115 LTE market launches in the 'coming months' and 200-plus currently under construction, Sprint is finally edging toward big-city 4G

More Changes Afoot at SeaChange
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/28/2012

Also: Cox does more home security; Rovi to take guide data off the air; connected TVs becoming a video streaming haven

AT&T's Ex-CTO Takes a Step Back
News Analysis | 11/28/2012

Hossein Eslambolchi's first extended CEO gig will have to wait, but that doesn't mean he's disappearing from the map

Infinera Boasts 8Tbit/s Pipe
AsiaBlog | 11/28/2012

10:40 AM Vendor has been showing off its super-channels on Japan's non-DWDM-friendly fiber

Concurrent Helps Cable Connect to Smart TVs
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/28/2012

A new software release will let cable operators stream pay-TV services directly to Sony, Samsung, Toshiba and LG connected TVs

Euronews: Nokia Goes After RIM
News Analysis | 11/28/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Patents ruling could stop BlackBerry sales in three countries; MegaFon's IPO kicks off; InfoVista gains Mentum

Operators Talk Mobile Security in NYC
News Analysis | 11/28/2012

The next Light Reading Live! event probes the growing security threats faced by mobile networks and tells operators how to prepare

Alcatel-Lucent Takes SDN to the Enterprise
News Analysis | 11/27/2012

Alcatel-Lucent wants to take software-defined networking deep into the enterprise, with a plan that would stretch all the way to the user

iNovo Makes a Bigger Docsis 3.0 Play
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/27/2012

The startup, run by several ex-Cisco execs, has developed a D3 wireless voice gateway that will compete with the likes of Arris and Technicolor

Is Internet Freedom in Danger?
News Analysis | 11/27/2012

The ITU is on the defensive over Internet control issues ahead of major Dubai conference

Slow Ride: Sprint Hits 43 4G LTE Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/27/2012

Sprint is adding 11 new markets to its LTE deployment total, expanding its move to bring faster data to smaller US towns and cities

Cable ONE, TiVo to Blend TV & OTT
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/27/2012

Also: OneAccess means business with Docsis 3.0; Mediacom customer care gets appy; Verizon to offer NBCU everywhere

Euronews: Ericsson Sets Lawyers on Samsung
News Analysis | 11/27/2012

And guess what? It's all about patents! Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT selling Indian stake; Sawiris eyes Telecom Italia; Interoute snacks on Danish

Infinera CEO Shows He's a Believer
News Analysis | 11/26/2012

You'd expect a CEO to own his own company's stock, but they don't always buy on the open market like Tom Fallon just did

Bright House Snaps Up Cloud Services Specialist
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/26/2012

The operator intends to expand its business-class menu with the acquisition of Telovations, a profitable hosted-services provider

Bell Labs Wasn't Perfect
News Analysis | 11/26/2012

There may never again be anything like Bell Labs. But even Bell Labs proved that there's never a perfect process for innovation

Verizon Eyes Contract-Free 3G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/26/2012

Verizon is doubling data caps for prepaid 3G in a deal that's unlike its more high-end 4G and shared data plans

Rogers Starts to Get It On With GPON
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/26/2012

Canada's largest cable operator uses FTTH in select markets to run a new broadband service that provides symmetrical speeds of 250 Mbit/s

Verizon Takes Live FiOS TV to Tablets
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/26/2012

Also: Moto Mobility shuts down some dedicated international websites; Disney Movies Online calls it quits; BTIG tries out Google Fiber

Euronews: NSN Spies US Opportunity
News Analysis | 11/26/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Bad news for mobile advertising; Nokia's imaging guru departs; AsiaInfo-Linkage nabs NSN man for European team

BT Puts ZTE's XGPON to Work
News Analysis | 11/23/2012

UK trial checks out 10Gbit/s broadband potential with gear from Chinese vendor

Orange Finds Its Web Services Voice
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/23/2012

Orange's free unified communications smartphone app with HD voice is a response to Skype and other Web services players – and Telefónica…

Boffins Got Talent
Wireless Bits | 11/23/2012

7:05 AM A potentially significant smartphone design is just one of the winners of a contest to discover the best startups in the UK

Euronews: AlcaLu Linked to Goldman Sachs Loan
News Analysis | 11/23/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom eyes vectoring; full-on fiber Europe only 92 years away; white-space negotiations start in UK

Euro FTTH Switch Could Take 92 Years
News Analysis | 11/23/2012

New study suggests it could be 2104 before all of Europe has a fiber access connection

China Rolls Its Own Ethernet-over-Coax Standard
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/23/2012

Entropic is among the chipmakers eyeing HiNOC, a Chinese broadband standard that will compete with C-Docsis and C-HomePlug

Pyramid: Brits to Embrace 4G
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/22/2012

The UK may only just be getting a taste of LTE, but Pyramid Research expects a quarter of British users to be on 4G within a few years

The 'Is Billing Dead?' Debate
EuroBlog | 11/22/2012

8:00 AM Does post-paid billing have a future? The debate is intensifying…

Goodnight PBX, Goodnight Moon
iBraue | 11/22/2012

9:00 AM And goodnight light and the red balloon…

Comcast: To Xfinity & Beyond!
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/22/2012

Also: TW Cable takes a run at Vonage and Skype; Microsoft may make a Roku rival; it's a bird, it's a plane, it's an EchoStar satellite!

Euronews: Ericsson Boasts IT Services Progress
News Analysis | 11/22/2012

Also in today's turkey-free EMEA roundup: HP/Autonomy saga rolls on; smartphones on the march in UK; Vodacom does 4G voice in South Africa

Ruckus Eyes Carrier Deals After $126M IPO
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/21/2012

The way forward for Ruckus is through carrier Wi-Fi offload deals for its new gateway, CEO Selina Lo says

Dish's Wireless Plans Could Get 'Crippled'
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/21/2012

Dish fumes that a proposed FCC rule would disable a gob of its spectrum and threaten the company's ability to enter the wireless business

If We're Giving Thanks…
EuroBlog | 11/21/2012

10:15 AM Ahead of Thanksgiving, some pics from my recent visit to New York starring some of Light Reading's illustrious crew

DirecTV's 12-Meg Bundle Comes With Caps
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/21/2012

Also: Cox to expand its tablet TV lineup; Cisco notches a Videoscape win; Comcast app adds download option; Suddenlink deal is a wrap

Ericsson's Small-Cell Crystal Ball
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/21/2012

With mobile data traffic volumes doubling year-on-year, Ericsson reveals just how many small cells it thinks operators will need to deploy

Euronews: Colt Fires Up 100GE
News Analysis | 11/21/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Deutsche Telekom does 100GigE too; Orange cozies up to Akamai; BDUK is OK, says EC; Turk Telekom eyes Bulgaria

Optical Transport Gets an SDN Idea
News Analysis | 11/21/2012

An early proposal suggests how to standardize a connection between software-defined networking and the optical layer

F5 & Riverbed Take to the Cloud
News Analysis | 11/20/2012

The migration of applications to the cloud means application delivery controllers have to keep up

Cohere Founder Envisions a 'Distributed' CMTS
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/20/2012

A patent awarded to Shlomo Rakib sheds some light on his radical cable access architecture, which appears to include some SDN wrinkles

Spectrum Ruling Could Prove Risky for Dish
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/20/2012

Also: Alcatel-Lucent powers new 1-Gig network; Vdio goes beta in the US and UK; M&A wave hits social TV

Jolla to Take on Apple & Android With OS Launch
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/20/2012

Finnish startup Jolla will unveil its new MeeGo-based Sailfish operating system in Helsinki tomorrow

Ericsson Defends Iran Position
EuroBlog | 11/20/2012

9:25 AM Vendor responds to report focusing on its ongoing business in controversial Middle East market

ADVA Pumps Cash Into Caching
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/20/2012

Transport vendor takes a stake in radio access network (RAN) caching specialist Saguna – but are mobile operators ready to store content at their base stations?

Euronews: Vodafone Expands Its Atlantic NOC
News Analysis | 11/20/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: 4G rumpus in UK; Telefónica may sell Portuguese stake; South Africa mobile and cloud services set to soar

ESPN Streams to the Xbox 360
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/19/2012

Microsoft's console launches the WatchESPN app, but it will only work for consumers who get pay-TV services from a handful of providers

BSS/OSS Outsourcing Comes of Age
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/19/2012

Service providers are increasingly willing to outsource their BSS/OSS needs as they deal with next-gen services such as M2M and cloud

Bringing EPON to Cable: It's a Scale Thing
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/19/2012

Time Warner Cable has been kicking the tires on an automated way to bring Docsis-style provisioning to EPON services

Will Customer Experience Matter With Small Cells?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/19/2012

Over on InnovationGeneration.com, Dan Jones reminds us that cheaper devices may inadvertently come with lowered expectations

RIM CEO Promises Better Apps
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/19/2012

On his mission to sell Blackberry 10, RIM's chief says the app store size isn't the only thing that matters

Europe's Telco Services Suffer Shrinkage
EuroBlog | 11/19/2012

10:30 AM The region's comms services market shrunk in 2011 and is set to do so again this year – can it recover? Where are the new sources of revenue?

TW Cable's $82M National Data Center
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/19/2012

Also: TW Cable eyes NYC subway Wi-Fi; Cablevision banks on possible Bresnan sale; Netflix CEO says it doesn't need a big brother

Why Cisco Wants Meraki's Wi-Fi Smarts
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/19/2012

Cisco wants to add virtualized management capabilities to Wi-Fi networks with the acquisition of Meraki

Euronews: Telefónica to Seek UK IPO?
News Analysis | 11/19/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Sawaris wants $5B compensation from Algerian govt; QTel eyes Maroc Telecom; Telekom profits decimated

Cisco Shells Out $1.2B for Meraki
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/19/2012

Cloud networking capabilities attract Cisco, which is on a mini M&A spree

Philly Next for Comcast's X1
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/16/2012

Comcast's corporate hometown is one of two major markets that will get the cable operator's next-gen video product in the coming weeks

Setting the Stage for Docsis 3.1
Technically Speaking With SCTE | 11/16/2012

4:10 PM SCTE CTO Daniel Howard recaps what's new and different about 3.1, and what the Society is doing now to help cable engineers get ready for it

Photos: Ruckus's IPO Party
Slide Shows | 11/16/2012

Employees do, indeed, cause a ruckus with a 6:30 a.m. party that woke up all the neighbors

New Cable Video Security Rules to Get Real
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/16/2012

The FCC says a rule that lets cable operators encrypt basic TV services in all-digital systems will take effect on Dec. 10

Google & Dish Mull Mobile Connection
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/16/2012

Also: WaveDivision rolls in $1B in funding; FCC set to vet Charter's set-top plan; Comcast taps northeast biz unit lead

Alcatel-Lucent Names New Mobile Chief
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/16/2012

Wireless president Wim Sweldens replaced by wireline chief Dave Geary

Euronews: AlcaLu Mulls Sub-Prime Patents Sale
News Analysis | 11/16/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: NSN's definitely not an also-RAN; AlcaLu does 4G in Uganda; René walked away, but now he's walked back

Contrail Wants to Be an SDN 'Compiler'
News Analysis | 11/16/2012

The programmability associated with software-defined networking needs a push, reasons one group of Juniper/Cisco vets

Cisco Takes Location Indoors
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/15/2012

New software will use data from small cells and Wi-Fi to give detailed location data in airports, malls and more

3net Puts 4K TV in the Picture
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/15/2012

Also: Contec connects with Charter; UTStarcom snags stake in aioTV; Grande pushes the TiVo Stream; Comcast expands the cable/mobile bundle

Cisco to Buy Cloupia for Cloud Management
News Analysis | 11/15/2012

Cisco will spend about $125M for network management specialist Cloupia, which aims to bring the physical, virtual and cloud worlds together for service providers

Telefónica, Microsoft Build Global Video Platform
News Analysis | 11/15/2012

Spanish giant develops international video delivery platform based on Microsoft's Mediaroom platform

Advanced Video Ad Startup Banks VC Cash
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/15/2012

This Technology raises $7.5M and reveals a customer lineup that includes Comcast, Verizon, NBCU and ABC

New CDN Twist for Twiss
EuroBlog | 11/15/2012

6:50 AM Traffic management specialist is now tackling next-gen content delivery networks (CDNs)

Euronews: KPN Sells German Tower Sites
News Analysis | 11/15/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Price range set for MegaFon IPO; Telefónica reassures investors; Iliad still poaching, but at slower rate

SDN & the Commodity Question
Craig's A-List | 11/14/2012

6:00 PM Software-defined networking won't eradicate Cisco or Juniper. At least not right away

Dish Ups the Ante Against Broadcasters
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/14/2012

Also: Google Fiber hitting 600Mbit/s-plus; US cable dominates broadband adds in Q3; TWC faces modem fee lawsuits; ThinkAnalytics keeps rolling

Broadcom Joins China's Cable Gold Rush
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/14/2012

China picks 'C-Docsis' as an acceptable cable access standard, creating a multi-billion-dollar opportunity for Broadcom and its vendor partners

Synching Up Small-Cell Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/14/2012

New industry group to focus on synchronization in LTE small-cell backhaul networks

How Not to Do 4G, EE-Style
EuroBlog | 11/14/2012

10:25 AM London journalist is positive about EE's LTE service, but regular punters slam the operator's customer service efforts

Should Hardware Vendors Fear SDN?
LRTV Documentaries | 11/14/2012

Software defined networking presents some challenges for hardware vendors. We've discussed SDN's impact with execs from Contrail Systems, Extreme Networks, vArmour, Embrane and HP

Vodafone Covers Its Backhaul
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/14/2012

Vodafone boasts ample backhaul in Europe as it readies its network for more data traffic

How Europe Can Hit Its Next-Gen Broadband Targets
EuroBlog | 11/14/2012

8:20 AM Report identifies key measures, but can anyone act on them?

Euronews: Nokia Buys 3-D Specialist
News Analysis | 11/14/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Telekom Austria boosts profits; BT to buy IT services firm; SPIT in Africa

Africa's Carriers Invest in SPIT
News Analysis | 11/14/2012

African operators are deploying state-of-the-art service provider IT (SPIT) systems to support subscriber growth

4G in 2013: Not Just Speed, But Density Too
Jonestown | 11/13/2012

6:20 PM Verizon is close to its 4G target coverage, and rivals have laid out their plans. Here's what to think about next in the evolution of LTE

Cisco Revenue Down 19% in Europe
News Analysis | 11/13/2012

Business is recovering nicely across the board, with one big exception

Cisco Nets $2.1B in a Predictable Q1
News Analysis | 11/13/2012

Earnings beat Wall Street by a usual amount, but analysts are bracing for a less sunny Q2

Extreme's 100G Packs a Cloud Trick
News Analysis | 11/13/2012

Tired of 100G? Good. The really interesting part about Extreme Networks' new blade might be in the memory chips

Google Fiber Starts to Hook Up Customers
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/13/2012

It has taken almost three years to reach this point, but Google Fiber has begun to connect customers in Kansas City, Kan.

Vodafone CTO Opens Up on Small Cells
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/13/2012

Vodafone CTO Steve Pusey shares the operator's plans for small cells and identifies the technology's biggest challenge

Top US Pay-TV Providers Lose 50K Subs in Q3
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/13/2012

Also: Comcast's NBCU unit cuts back; Netflix subs watch less TV; Vecima pockets a small profit; Google Fiber bulks up its TV lineup

Akamai to Snap Up Dolce's Verivue
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/13/2012

Akamai bolsters its CDN platform for network operators as it picks off Verivue, a video software firm that counts Cox as a customer

Euronews: Vodafone Stung in Southern Europe
News Analysis | 11/13/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Operators, vendors focus on Africa as the land of mobile opportunity; revenues fall at TalkTalk; NSN's LTE share

Africa's Wireless Gold Rush
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/13/2012

A boom in mobile usage is fueling widespread network investment in sub-Saharan Africa, with Alcatel-Lucent, Ceragon et al picking up deals

Big Switch Girds for SDN Battle
News Analysis | 11/13/2012

The OpenFlow startup is taking on VMware and Cisco with what it says is a more open approach to software-defined networking

China Lashes Out at 'Cold War Mentality'
News Analysis | 11/12/2012

China hits back at US report describing Huawei and ZTE as 'a security risk' for American trading partners

Hey, Motorola! Your CCAP Is Showing
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/12/2012

A sneak peek at Cable-Tec Expo indicates that Moto's close to launching its first CCAP product, which has a name, anyway

Infinera Slices & Dices Its 500G
News Analysis | 11/12/2012

Smaller capacity chunks might make the 500G DTN-X a little easier to swallow

Ethernet Expo 2012: Sidera's Bandwidth Boom
LRTV Interviews | 11/12/2012

Glenn Calafati, vice president of product development at Sidera Networks, talks about the drivers for network investment, the move towards 1 Tbit/s, and the need for greater clarity on carrier-grade SDN

YouTube Kills OTT Video Deals
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/12/2012

Also: Rogers to boost broadband speeds; Fox renews fight against Dish's ad-zapper; Liberty Global is Puerto Rico's cable king

RIM to Reveal BB10 Launch Dates on Jan 30
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/12/2012

RIM will hold a launch event for its crucial BB10 update at the end of January 2013

Affirmed Brings Smarts to Mobile Data Flows
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/12/2012

A startup led by ex-Sonus, Starent and AT&T execs claims it has the key to making mobile networks cheaper and more scalable

Ethernet Expo 2012: XO's 100G Update
LRTV Interviews | 11/12/2012

Donald MacNeil, CMO at XO Communications, discusses Carrier Ethernet 2.0, the timing of the operator's 100Gbit/s service launch and the potential for software-defined networking (SDN)

Euronews: Swiss Roll Out Free IPTV
News Analysis | 11/12/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: MegaFon gets unofficial nod on IPO; Sawiris eyes Telecom Italia stake; Ofcom sets 4G timetable

Ethernet Expo 2012: Level 3's Paul Savill
LRTV Interviews | 11/9/2012

Paul Savill says NIDs have improved off-net Ethernet performance and service delivery on Level 3's network. He also comments on Virtual NIDs and SDN

4G Kills the Copper Plant
Jonestown | 11/9/2012

8:25 PM Verizon works to rid itself of last resort rules, and AT&T talks to the FCC about replacing copper with wired and wireless IP

2012 Leading Lights: Photos!
Slide Shows | 11/9/2012

Here's our photo essay from the 2012 Leading Lights awards dinner and the MEF's Carrier Ethernet Service Provider awards

Carrier Ethernet Coming to FiOS
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/9/2012

Verizon's wholesale Ethernet division plans to extend its reach by tapping into the retail FiOS network, which passes millions of businesses

Ethernet Expo 2012: What's New, Pussycat?
News Analysis | 11/9/2012

Several vendors announced new backhaul-related products at this week's Ethernet Expo in New York – here's a quick roundup

Verizon CFO: Spectrum Sale to 'Play Out' in Q1
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/9/2012

Fran Shammo says Verizon will sell some A and B Block 700MHz spectrum as the carrier's 2013 plans develop and its LTE build nears completion

Cognitive Radio: A Solution for the Spectrum Shortage?
Heavy Lifting Analyst Notes | 11/9/2012

Cognitive radio technology is poised to be a prime enabler of spectrum sharing for mobile network operators

Why a 400G Standard Might Draw Complaints
News Analysis | 11/9/2012

It's not just a terabit thing. As the IEEE revs up for an apparent 400G Ethernet standard, some think optical speeds need to be set free

Verizon Wireless & Bright House Start Bundling
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/9/2012

Also: Icahn chides Netflix's 'poison pill' defense; HBO's wishy-washy broadband stance; TW Cable automates Sandy-related customer credits

Ethernet Expo 2012: Is SDN a Bubble?
News Analysis | 11/9/2012

Is software-defined networking (SDN) the new 'bubble' filled with hype or something of substance?

Hitachi Cable Brings Carrier Ethernet Stateside
News Analysis | 11/9/2012

The makers of the Apresia line of fiber-only, Layer 2-only switches are considering a hop into the US from Japan – again

Indy 500 Champ Scott Dixon: Speed & Teamwork
The Philter | 11/9/2012

8:00 AM Open-wheel racer Scott Dixon discusses why teamwork matters and how he finds balance between endurance and speed

Euronews: AlcaLu Looks to Profit from Patents
News Analysis | 11/9/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Vendor finds milker-in-chief for patents cash cow; tough times at Telecom Italia; costs slashed at Greece's OTE

Ethernet Expo 2012: SDN Is Nothing New at NTT
LRTV Documentaries | 11/8/2012

Doug Junkins, CTO of NTT America, reveals how SDN shortens the time it will take NTT to bring new services to market during his keynote in New York City

Could An Arris-Motorola Marriage Work?
The Bauminator | 11/8/2012

11:45 AM An analyst weighs the good, bad and ugly that could happen should Arris make a run at Motorola's cable business

Dish's Ad-Zapper Can Keep On Zapping
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/8/2012

Also: Netflix keeps video streaming crown; Arris may profit from AT&T's broadband tilt; Comcast catches heat in Georgetown

Interoute's Silver Lining
EuroBlog | 11/8/2012

9:00 AM Positive correlation between cloud demand and sales growth for European network operator

Euronews: Merger Charge Hits DT's Q3
News Analysis | 11/8/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: New probe at Telekom Austria; Swisscom on the slide; Virgin launches 'TV Anywhere'

Light Reading Names 2012 Leading Lights Winners
News Analysis | 11/7/2012

They WON! Check out the winners for the 2012 edition of the Light Reading Leading Lights Awards

Light Reading's Hall of Fame: Class of 2012
LRTV Documentaries | 11/7/2012

These are the five inductees to this year's Light Reading Hall of Fame

TW Cable to Blend Ethernet With Docsis 3.0
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/7/2012

Operator envisions faster speeds and a wider reach as it gears up to serve businesses with an Ethernet/Docsis 3.0 combination

Ethernet Expo 2012: Global Capacity Automates Competitive Access
LRTV Interviews | 11/7/2012

Chief Revenue Officer Ben Edmond explains the business model of this unique service provider with its automated platform for interconnecting service providers

Ethernet Expo 2012: Ethernet Gets Comcastic
LRTV Interviews | 11/7/2012

Comcast's Karen Schmidt explains how the company is targeting mid-sized businesses with Metro Ethernet and aiming even higher when the opportunity arises

CenturyLink Outlines Its Network Vision
News Analysis | 11/7/2012

CenturyLink's Bennett Gamel says Ethernet will be the common factor as the carrier stitches its networks together to create a 'service agnostic' platform

Carrier Ethernet Has a Job for SDN
News Analysis | 11/7/2012

The possibilities for software-defined networking are myriad, but the Carrier Ethernet crowd has its eye on one application in particular

Ethernet Expo 2012: NTT Wants SDN Standards
LRTV Interviews | 11/7/2012

At Ethernet Expo, NTT America CTO Doug Junkins talks about his company's leap into software-defined networking (SDN) and explains why more standards are needed for SDN-based service management

Ethernet Expo 2012: More Photos!
Slide Shows | 11/7/2012

More pics from Ethernet Expo Americas in New York City

AT&T Puts Up $14B to Boost Broadband
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/7/2012

A big boost in wireless and wireline broadband spending means AT&T's LTE will reach 300M by 2014, with small cells taking center stage

Ethernet Providers Cling to the Cloud
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/7/2012

Strategies vary by service provider, but cloud-based services mark just one way they are trying to differentiate in a hyper-competitive market

Sprint to Buy Midwest U.S. Cellular Markets
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/7/2012

Deal worth $480M gives Sprint extra customers and spectrum for LTE; U.S. Cellular gets extra money for its own 4G deployment

Ethernet Expo 2012: Adding Value to Ethernet
LRTV Interviews | 11/7/2012

Verizon's Jeff Schwartz discusses how to add value to Ethernet connections and what role he feels software-defined networking has in service delivery

Cablevision Considers Bresnan Offers
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/7/2012

Also: Dish Chairman says a DirecTV deal is do-able; TW Cable uses Xboxes to lure triple-play subs; Cable Center IDs new HoF class

Euronews: Ericsson Cuts Swedish Workforce
News Analysis | 11/7/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Latin America keeps Telefónica buoyant in Q3; AlcaLu close to falling out of CAC 40 list; when re-branding goes wrong

Ericsson Sheds 1,550 Staff in Sweden
News Analysis | 11/7/2012

Ericsson announces plans to reduce its Swedish workforce as the vendor looks to improve profitability

Small Cell Service: If 9 Was 6
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/6/2012

Getting five-nines-type reliability from a small cell network? Er, probably not, says a panel at Ethernet Expo in NYC

Ethernet Expo 2012: Photos!
Slide Shows | 11/6/2012

The biggest names in Carrier Ethernet are roaming the halls here at the Hilton NYC. Check it out

Ethernet Expo 2012: tw telecom's Michael Rouleau
LRTV Documentaries | 11/6/2012

Michael Rouleau, SVP of business development and strategy at tw telecom, gives the Tuesday morning keynote at Ethernet Expo 2012 in New York City

AT&T Has High Hopes for SDN
News Analysis | 11/6/2012

AT&T executive is excited about the potential of software-defined networking but also strikes some notes of caution at Ethernet Expo

Ethernet Expo 2012: tw telecom Finds the Holy Grail
LRTV Interviews | 11/6/2012

Actually the company has launched bandwidth-on-demand, the next best thing, and is looking toward application-aware networks next, says SVP Mike Rouleau

Charter Sets All-Digital Path for Video
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/6/2012

Reclaiming analog spectrum is just one of the big operational changes underway as Charter looks to duplicate the Cablevision playbook

Carrier Ethernet Heads to the Next Level
News Analysis | 11/6/2012

Tied to its 'Telco 2.0' initiative, tw telecom has launched bandwidth-on-demand and management features to help customers reach deeper into the cloud

Fabrinet Hits, Oclaro Misses
News Analysis | 11/6/2012

It's not a completely fair comparison, but it's interesting that two companies in the optical space had such divergent quarters

Ethernet Expo 2012: Let's Get Certified!
News Analysis | 11/6/2012

The first wave of CE 2.0 certified equipment and services are imminent, says MEF chief Nan Chen

Small-Cell, Wi-Fi Groups Aim for Integration
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/6/2012

Two industry groups start work on how to integrate Wi-Fi hot spots and small cell networks

Docsis Vendor Thinks Big About Small Cells
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/6/2012

Also: Dish loses 19,000 subscribers; changes afoot at CTAM; retrans fees set to explode

Ethernet Exchanges Shift From Public to Private
News Analysis | 11/6/2012

Carrier neutral exchanges have gone from a frumpy off-the-rack service to a custom, tailored fit and finish

Euronews: AlcaLu Needs to Shed 10,000 More
News Analysis | 11/6/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: Ericsson talks up growth; Telefónica Deutschland bucks the trend in Q3; Belgium gets LTE in eight cities

Ethernet Expo 2012: What to Expect
The Philter | 11/5/2012

What can we expect this week in New York? 100G, SDN, bar games, good info and good friends

CenturyLink Takes On Amazon in the Cloud
News Analysis | 11/5/2012

New unit, savvisdirect, will offer commodity cloud services, including on-demand apps for business market

Brocade Buys Vyatta for Software Routing Smarts
News Analysis | 11/5/2012

The software-router startup will augment Brocade's plans for virtual networking on cloud and enterprise platforms

Contec Bolts From Bankruptcy
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/5/2012

The cable set-top and modem repair giant makes a swift exit from Chapter 11, shaves $250M in debt and sets up $25M in new financing

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Company of the Year (Public)
The Philter | 11/5/2012

12:30 PM Our last list of short-listed entries for the 2012 Leading Lights awards considers the year's stand-out public companies

Charter Video Plan Good News for Cisco, Samsung
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/5/2012

Netflix erects Icahn defense; Liberty Global sells 50,000 Horizon TV subscriptions; TWC posts Sandy update; DirecTV CEO is staying put

Qualcomm Preps 4G Walkie-Talkie Tech
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/5/2012

Qualcomm takes the lead in a US LTE public safety project to develop 4G radios that can communicate even if the network goes down

LTE Patent Pools: Two's a Crowd
Wireless Bits | 11/5/2012

10:50 AM Can two be better than one when it comes to LTE patent pools?

TW Cable Misses Q3 Targets
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/5/2012

TW Cable whiffs on third-quarter revenues and earnings targets and sheds more video subscribers than analysts were expecting

Cyan Spins 'Blue Planet' for SDN
News Analysis | 11/5/2012

Carriers won't have to hold their breath to get software-defined networking, Cyan says

CableLabs Spins Off Device-Security Unit
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/5/2012

The non-profit CableLabs R&D consortium launches a for-profit unit called NetworkFX that will seek business outside the cable industry

Euronews: Google, Microsoft Eye UK Wi-Fi
News Analysis | 11/5/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: "White spaces" spectrum in UK grabs big boys' attention; Telefónica offloads travel agency; Telkom CEO steps down

Ethernet Expo 2012: Adding SDN to the Mix
News Analysis | 11/4/2012

At Ethernet Expo New York, telecom execs get real on the hottest trends of the day – SDN, cloud services and elastic Ethernet

RAD Has a Radical Ethernet Module
News Analysis | 11/4/2012

The company comes to Ethernet Expo in New York this week with an SFP module that adds Carrier Ethernet to non-Carrier Ethernet boxes

Operators Slog Ahead in New York & New Jersey
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/2/2012

FCC data now shows 15 percent of cell sites and 17 percent of cable systems were out in areas hardest-hit by the storm as of Friday

Alcatel-Lucent Sharpens Its Focus
News Analysis | 11/2/2012

With a new organizational structure on the way, Alcatel-Lucent CEO Ben Verwaayen is evaluating which markets to exit and which units to sell

Suit Targets Avago's Optical Patent
News Analysis | 11/2/2012

Avago is accused of unfairly blocking competition in optical modules, in a case that echoes a long battle Rambus fought

CableLabs Sets Its Sights on Silicon Valley
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/2/2012

CableLabs to relocate its San Francisco facility to the Silicon Valley, where an expanded 'innovation team' will connect with area startups

Ethernet Expo Is Still On!
News Analysis | 11/2/2012

Neither rain nor snow nor ... you get the idea. We're still planning to hold Ethernet Expo and the Leading Lights awards next week

Sandy-Related Repair Costs Could Reach $600M
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/2/2012

Also: Boxee primes pump for new broadband TV box; OTT rentals to surpass subscription revenues; MoCA to dominate the wired home network

4G World 2012: The Future of LTE
LRTV Documentaries | 11/2/2012

Heavy Reading analyst Simon Stanley moderates a panel on what the next three years will look like, with execs from the 3GPP Project Coordination Group, Freescale Wireless Access Division and LSI

4G World 2012: Chicago Broadband Challenge
LRTV Documentaries | 11/2/2012

John Tolva, the chief technology officer of the city of Chicago, discusses its RFI for Wi-Fi access to underserved areas, free access in public spaces and affordable access for the business community

Bill Me, Don't Bamboozle Me
The Philter | 11/2/2012

8:15 AM All the effort service providers put into a simple, powerful network experience is wasted if the bills they send to consumers are confusing and full of unnecessary jargon and analytics

Sandy: The Case for Better Cell Site Backup?
LR Mobile News Analysis | 11/2/2012

The aftermath of Superstorm Sandy brings the issue of back-up battery power for mobile cell cites into focus

Broadcom Serves Up PON Chip Integration
LRTV Interviews | 11/2/2012

At the Broadband World Forum, Broadcom's vice president and general manager for Broadband Carrier Access, Greg Fischer, talks PON chips, vectoring, next-gen Wi-Fi and his love for John Belushi's guitar-smashing antics

Euronews: AlcaLu's Stock Slumps
News Analysis | 11/2/2012

In today's EMEA roundup: Margins tighten in Alcatel-Lucent's Q3; Deutsche Telekom may cut its dividend; OTE pushes early retirement option

What's Holding Back Video Chat?
Jonestown | 11/2/2012

6:00 AM More carriers need to adopt RCS 5.0 if the concept of in-app, cross-network, mobile video chat is to flourish

Margin Misery for Alcatel-Lucent
News Analysis | 11/2/2012

Gross margin slipped badly in Q3 and operating losses widened as cost-cutting program gets underway

4G World 2012: Experience-Centric Mobile Broadband
LRTV Documentaries | 11/1/2012

Dr. Mohamed Madkour, CTO of Wireless Solutions at Huawei Technologies USA, gives keynote at 4G World in Chicago

Service Providers Still Fighting in Sandy's Aftermath
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/1/2012

Cablevision, Verizon and TW Cable offer updates on their recovery efforts in the wake of the historic storm

Candidates Ignore Telecom Issues
Rewired | 11/1/2012

5:00 PM Obama hasn't made any friends in telecom, and Romney doesn't seem to care

The Impact of Broadband
EuroBlog | 11/1/2012

3:25 PM Does high-speed broadband boost economic growth?

Stitching Together Wi-Fi, 4G & More
Jonestown | 11/1/2012

1:50 PM Creating a seamless broadband experience across a variety of networks is one of the challenges of 2013

Signs of a Good Customer Experience?
LRTV Soundbites | 11/1/2012

Icahn: Netflix Sale Has 'Crossed Our Minds'
LR Cable News Analysis | 11/1/2012

Also: Cable recovering from Sandy's wrath; Brightcove at a loss in Q3; The Cable Center boards up

Matt Bross Leaves Huawei
News Analysis | 11/1/2012

From Williams to BT to Huawei to ... ? Where next for the well-traveled CTO?

4G World 2012: The 4G Opportunity
LRTV Documentaries | 11/1/2012

Neville Ray, CTO of T-Mobile USA, delivers keynote at 4G World in Chicago

NetScout Buys More Monitoring Smarts
News Analysis | 11/1/2012

Snaps up former Brocade unit to bolster network monitoring capabilities

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Best Service or App (Cable)
The Bauminator | 11/1/2012

9:00 AM As we near next week's Leading Lights awards in Gotham, here's why these six finalists made the cut

Euronews: BT Ramps FTTx Rollout
News Analysis | 11/1/2012

Also in today's EMEA roundup: BT lowers guidance for full year; 2,000 jobs to go at eircom; job losses too at Swisscom; Ericsson's Russian M2M

Adtran's Euro Adventure
LRTV Interviews | 11/1/2012

Jay Wilson, senior VP and general manager for Adtran's Carrier Networks Division, talks about the company's prospects in Europe following the purchase of NSN's fixed access assets, the demand for vectoring capabilities and his preference for Kevin Costner over Russell Crowe

2012 Leading Lights Finalists: Company of the Year (Private)
Wireless Bits | 11/1/2012

5:00 AM As the countdown to the Leading Lights awards continues, it's time to look at our nine finalists for the private company of the year

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